A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Angeles in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -83.9845° West, 10.1416° North, depth 20.44 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:12:55 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 14:12:55 / November 17, 2018 @ 2:12 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ht6l. Id of event: us1000ht6l. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.44 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, Puntarenas, San Isidro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km NNE of Angeles, Costa Rica.
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